Tamarind Springs by Samadhi is a fine-dining restaurant set within Ampang’s natural forest reserve. The culinary direction is classic Indochinese with inspiration for the spicy food coming from Lao, Vietnamese and Khmer kitchens. One part of a three-outlet complex, Chef Somkhuan Wandee heads up the kitchen.
Merging seamlessly with the jungle, Tamarind Springs has impressive surroundings, from the candlelit entrance path dividing the tropical gardens to the romantic, intimate tables. Beneath the thatched roof of the restaurant, the interior is rustic with comfortable Balinese furniture, Asian sculptures and subdued lighting. Views of the garden make a meal here romantic and the food is presented with aplomb in typical fine-dining style by knowledgeable servers.
The Menu for Tamarind Springs
Tamarind Springs features flavoursome yet healthy food: dishes are prepared in typical Indochinese-style with minimal cooking and the menu is made up of traditional Indochinese dishes such as khmer krom stir-fried crab, stir-fried beef, deep-fried sea perch with spicy tamarind sauce, sweet and sour Asian salad, and asparagus and crabmeat soup.
Start off your meal with mangosteen salad (a seasonal dish that is well worth the price you pay). Then try Tamarind Springs’ signature main dishes: the barbecued beef, amok curry, Vietnamese pan-fried pesto and snakehead fish roe crisp. Also popular is the watermelon, chicken and prawn dish, and the Phnom Penh wagyu beef lok lak with lime and black pepper.
Dessert & Drinks for Tamarind Springs
The dessert menu at Tamarind Springs restaurant is extensive, with subtle, delicately favoured delights of Italian, Indochinese and Thai origin on offer. The tiramisu and durian cheesecake is divine and so is the classic sweet sticky rice with mango.
Tamarind Springs has a drinks menu with the usual selection of beverages but it is the wine list that is truly impressive – wines are divided and presented by their dominant characteristics rather than region and there are some exceptional vintages of Chateau Musar from Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley.
An award-winning restaurant, Tamarind Springs was listed as one of the Best Restaurants in Malaysia by Malaysian Tatler in 2011 and it was the winner of the Best Thai/Indochinese Restaurant in 2009 and 2010 by Time Out KL Food Awards.
- Opening Hours: 12:30 – 14:30; 18:30 – 22:30
- Address: Jalan 1 Taman T.A.R. 68000 Ampang, Selangor
- Tel: +603 4256 9300